3 Dead, Over 80 Injured In Lagos Govt Staff Bus, Train Collision

Three persons have been confirmed dead and about 82 others were injured in the crash involving a Lagos state government staff bus and a passenger on Thursday.

3 Dead, Over 80 Injured In Lagos Govt Staff Bus, Train Collision
3 Dead, Over 80 Injured In Lagos Govt Staff Bus, Collision

The tragic incident happened at the PWD bus stop in the Ikeja area of the state on morning. Already, three persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders, and over 82 persons injured and rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.

The sights from the scene are gory as passersby watch in horror even as dead and injured victims were extricated from the bus which was hit right on the rail tracks.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq said though the bus involved in the crash is the same as the regular buses in the state, the bus was a staff bus of the Lagos State Government.

Also, a spokesman for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor said, “Two adult females and one male staff of the State Government lost their lives in the crash and 82 others were injured and evacuated to LASUTH.”

“The State Government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the coming into Lagos from Abeokuta trapped the bus on its rail,” he added.

First responders later arrived the scene for rescue operations.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited injured victims of the crash at LASUTH.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the /bus accident . The vehicle was conveying staff of the Lagos state government, our staff serve the state in different capacities,” the governor said in a statement.

“Let’s say a prayer for the families and a prayer of mercy and protection for our state. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.”

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